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Quarterly International Investment Position and External Debt

Quarter 1 2018

     € billion
 31 Dec 201731 Mar 2018
General Government10.5133.2-122.710.7139.0-128.3
Monetary Authority31.617.613.941.417.523.9
Monetary Financial Institutions740.3700.340.0734.6697.237.3
Other Financial Intermediaries3,133.93,058.875.13,163.23,082.181.0
Non-Financial Companies710.31,155.0-444.7689.21,137.2-448.0
Total 4,626.55,064.9-438.54,639.05,073.1-434.1

Net IIP liability of €434 billion at end-March 2018

International Investment Position and External Debt March 2018 Fig 1
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At 31st March 2018, Ireland’s quarterly international investment position (IIP) results show overall stocks of foreign financial assets of €4,639bn – an increase of €12bn on the end-December 2017 level, while the corresponding stocks of foreign financial liabilities increased by €8bn to €5,073bn over the quarter. Irish residents had an overall net foreign liability of €434bn at end-March 2018, an improvement of €4bn on the net foreign liability level at end-December 2017 – see Table 1(a).







Some points of note in the Quarter 1 2018 IIP are:

  • Direct Investment Abroad decreased by €15bn to €702bn. Equity capital (including reinvested earnings) decreased €27bn while other capital increased €12bn – see Table 3(a).
  • Foreign Assets of Other Financial Intermediaries increased by €29bn. With foreign liabilities increasing by €23bn the resulting net increased to €81bn - see Table (1b).
  • Foreign Assets of the Monetary Authority increased by €10bn while foreign liabilities decreased by €0.2bn. The resulting net increased to €23.9bn – see Table (1b).